11 WORDS DIED ON THE INTERNET –
What Happens Next Will Shock You!
Take a guided tour of 11 words that once meant so much to us, but now mean nothing more than srnglak. Find out who did it, why you care, and what happens next.
Your guide, Dyalekt, a Brooklyn-based MC, educator and purveyor of wordly worlds, spent a year researching internet comments and found 11 words that turned arguments into fights. He has put together an art installation/ museum tour/ theater show of his results called the Museum of Dead Words, combining hip-hop, performance, and visual art, to provide an innovative educational experience done pop-up museum style, and also wrote an entire rap album to accompany each word.
Our show in Wilmington is of the first preview showings of the museum before we head to Mozilla Festival in London, UK at the end of October. MozFest is for advocates of a healthy Internet, and we've been invited to explore with them the intersection of the web with civil society, journalism, public policy, and art through interactive sessions.
WARNING: Rapping will happen. There will be bias and binaries. On both sides.
Friday, October 6, 5pm – 11:30pm
Tours start at 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm, and 10pm
Saturday, October 7, 10:30am – 7pm
Tours start at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30, 5:00pm
Suggested admission prices of $10, $15, $30 ($30 donation includes a free bottle of homemade hot sauce)
Suggested admission sales allow us to teach free Hip Hop & Finance workshops in the communities where we perform.